Construction Technology - Built Environment

West Lothian College


This course is for ambitious students who are intent on a career in the construction industry, but are unsure which aspect of construction will interest them. The course is structured to cover a broad range of technical construction knowledge, to develop and enhance existing skills, and equip the student for progression to university or the workplace.

You will gain work-related skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills; you will meet employers through site visits and work placements; and work with technicians and university staff at Edinburgh Napier University in practical sampling and testing labs.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers plus relevant subjects at National 5 including a science or technological subject, or relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or NC Built Environment, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and aptitude test.

Progression Routes

HND Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying at another college; 2nd year entry to Construction Degree course at Napier University.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Construction and Civil Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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